Monthly Archives: March 2007

Frank Pellow's Work Bench Chronicles

Posted ago by Garrett

You last heard of Frank Pellow in The Story of a “Forum Assisted” Woodworking Shop: Frank Pellow’s Shop Build Journal. His latest chronicles – which haven’t made it to book status quite yet, perhaps because he’s not finished yet – …

How Would You Outfit Your Wood Shop from Scratch with ONLY $1000?

Posted ago by Garrett

(Hello Wood Whisperer readers :) So… here’s the scenario: 1) You have no woodworking tools. 2) You have $1000 tool budget for a YEAR. What tools would you buy? I asked this hypothetical question of The Wood Whisperer Marc Spagnuolo …

Can You Cut Steel Siding with a Miter Saw?

Posted ago by Garrett

I didn’t know the proper answer to this question: “can I use a mitre saw to cut steel siding? If so what type of blade do I need.” So I headed on over to the WoodNet forum to hear what …

Your Top 3 Table Saw Blades?

Posted ago by Garrett

What if you could only have three table saw blades? A WoodNetter asked this recently and I thought you’d find the responses interesting… Be sure to check out the full thread: If you could only have 3 blades for your …

The New Norms: Top Online Woodworking Videos from Woodsmith and the Wood Whisperer

Posted ago by Garrett

If you’re like the majority of woodworkers then the chances are good that Norm Abram is on the list of your most influential woodworkers… Did you know that there’s a new crop of “Norms” starting up online? That’s right I’m …

Sometimes You Ask Us to Play Name That Tool…

Posted ago by Garrett

Sometimes you send us questions like this: “I’m interested in making a stand for my fish tank and I would like a tool that allows screws to be drill into the wood at an angle. This tool makes the holes …

Q/A: Best DIYer Table Saw for Ripping Plywood… Under $300?

Posted ago by Garrett

A ToolCrib.com visitor asked us recently what was the best DIYer table saw for ripping plywood and paneling… in the $300 range. I posted his question at WoodNet and learned three key things. Here’s the thread: best table saw for …

ToolCrib.com's Guide to Your 31 Most Influential Woodworkers

Posted ago by Garrett

ToolCrib.com recently asked the WoodNet, FamilyWoodworking and LumberJocks forums who were their TOP FIVE most influential woodworkers. After tallying their votes we had a list of over 100 different “most influential” woodworkers. Here’s the WoodNet thread. Here’s the thread in …

Making the Power Tool Battery Decision: NiMH vs. NiCad vs. Li-Ion

Posted ago by Garrett

A ToolCrib.com visitor asked us recently: “What is the difference between NiMH and NiCd and which is best when using 220v power to charge battery?” So. To tackle the first part of the question we have to look at the …

ToolCrib.com's Ultimate Guide: 28 Free Router Table Plans

Posted ago by Garrett

This is the first in a series that will focus on free workshop plans. Subscribe to the ToolCrib.com email newsletter to stay up to date on ALL of our woodworking and power tool resources! Updated 07/19/09: Pics added, 10 new …